Thursday, June 4, 2009

Beef Tamales:

The Beef Tamale!


2lb sirloin cut in cubes
1 Red onion,diced
3 garlic cloves, diced
1 jalapeno, seeds and ribs removed, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
2 tsp. hot chilli powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 1/2 cp water
couple of dashes of hot sauce

1. Brown the onions. 5 minutes. Add the garlic. 2 min. Add the peppers. 2min. Add the meat and peppers, salt, water and hot sauce. Cook in the oven on 350 for 2-2 1/2 hrs. (when it easily shreds)

2. During this time soak the corn husks. Soak them as along as possible.
The Masa

3 cps. of corn meal
1tb butter, melted
2 tsp. veg oil
1 cp. of the beef broth from the shredded beef (strain beef from the broth..Use that broth)
1 cp. of water
couple dashes of hot sauce
salt and pepper
Mix all together until it forms a wet dough.
Press the dough into the corn husks into a rectangle form. Roll by meeting the masa, so the beef is completely surrounded by the the masa. It is easier then you think. Then tuck both ends and set into a steamer. Roll the Rest and then steam for about 15- 20 min. It depends on how your steamer works. I took one of the tamales out and tried the tamale.

This turned out really wonderful. I served this with rice and my homemade salsa. (Below) When I researched tamales a few months ago when I first made tamales it is favored with breakfast. Which I also served tamales with fried eggs and hot sauce. (Which is my fav. SO YUMMY)

I hope everyone enjoys this. Do not be afraid by the steps. It is easier then you think and so worth it.